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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Socioeconomic class and smoking linked to premature menopause

Stockholm, Sweden: Women from the lowest social class are almost three times as likely to have premature ovarian failure (POF) as those from the highest social class, a researcher told the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 at 11:00 am
Posted in Fertility

Giving up smoking as soon as pregnancy is confirmed averts the adverse birth outcomes associated with tobacco

Stockholm, Sweden: Scientists have shown for the first time in a large population study that mothers’ stopping smoking around the time of getting pregnant can prevent the harmful effects of tobacco on their babies’ growth. Results from a study of … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 at 7:30 am
Posted in Fertility

New, non-invasive test for chromosome abnormalities may also shed light on genetic origins of faulty eggs

Stockholm, Sweden: Researchers are developing a new way to test a woman’s egg for chromosome abnormalities that avoids the need to manipulate and biopsy the egg itself. The research may also shed light on the crucial role played by certain … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility

‘Vanishing twin’ explains increased risk of birth defects in surviving baby after infertility treatment

Stockholm, Sweden: Australian researchers have made the significant discovery that loss of a twin during very early pregnancy explains the increased risk of birth defects seen in multiple pregnancies after infertility treatment. Professor Michael Davies told the annual meeting of … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility

Simple test gives accurate prediction of ovulation to help women become pregnant

Stockholm, Sweden: Using a widely available ovulation test is a more reliable method of predicting when a woman will be at her most fertile than the commonly used calendar method, the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Posted in Fertility

Gum disease can increase the time it takes to become pregnant

Stockholm, Sweden: Women who are trying to become pregnant should make sure they visit their dentist and brush their teeth regularly, after preliminary research revealed that gum disease potentially can lengthen the time it takes for a woman to become … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 9:45 am
Posted in Fertility

Early embryos can correct genetic abnormalities during development: findings have significant implications for fertility treatment and stem cell therapies

Stockholm, Sweden: Researchers have found the first direct evidence that early embryos with genetic abnormalities can correct their faults as they develop, marginalising cells with an incorrect number of chromosomes, while allowing the growth of normal cells. Professor William G. … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 9:45 am
Posted in Fertility

For the first time researchers can predict accurately the outcome of pregnancies threatening to miscarry

Stockholm, Sweden: Fertility researchers in the UK have developed a reliable way of predicting the outcome of pregnancies that are threatening to miscarry. Dr Kaltum Adam, an honorary clinical research fellow at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester (UK), told the … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 9:45 am
Posted in Fertility

Large study of live birth rates after ICSI finds significant increase in first trimester pregnancy loss after the age of 37

Stockholm, Sweden: Women undergoing fertility treatment are more likely to give birth to a live baby after ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) if they are younger than 38 and 11 or more eggs have been retrieved from their ovaries in one … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility

Two-thirds of women with recurrent miscarriage end up with a live born child after referral to a specialist clinic

Stockholm, Sweden: The first long-term follow-up study to look at the chances of having a live birth after recurrent miscarriage (RM) – defined as at least three consecutive pregnancy losses – found that approximately two-thirds of women with RM had … Continue reading

Published Monday, July 4th, 2011 at 9:45 am
Posted in Fertility
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